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United States begins Russian Federation drawdown after Kremlin retaliates for sanctions

United States begins Russian Federation drawdown after Kremlin retaliates for sanctions Last week, both chambers of the US Congress chose to impose new sanctions against Russian Federation over its Crimea reunification and alleged meddling in US elections. And the impact could also extend to Russians wanting to travel to the U.S. For his part, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that improvement was witnessed at the level of the Syrian crisis due to the joint Ru... [Full Article...]

Wave of Anti-India Protests Across Kashmir After Encounter Deaths

Wave of Anti-India Protests Across Kashmir After Encounter Deaths Dujana, hailing from Pakistan, was LeT's "divisional commander". According to sources, Pakistan-born Dujana had gone to meet a woman , believed to be his wife, when the security forces launched an attack in the wee hours today. "Being a military expert he was not only popular among militants but also a bĂȘte noire of Indian armed forces", he said. Meanwhile, in wake of the encounter , autho... [Full Article...]

Ireland submits bid to host European Banking Authority after Brexit

Ireland submits bid to host European Banking Authority after Brexit THE battle for the spoils of Brexit began yesterday as 23 European cities launched their bids to host two London-based EU regulatory agencies that will be forced to leave the British capital. Reports from Brussels say the vote is "highly sensitive" and could harm the EU's attempts to enter Brexit negotiations with a united set of goals. The EBA has a staff of about 200 people and its visitors ... [Full Article...]

Army veteran to get Medal of Honor for heroism in 1969 Vietnam

Army veteran to get Medal of Honor for heroism in 1969 Vietnam Just 23 when his infantry unit hit the field in March 1969, McCloughan and his fellow soldiers encountered a ferocious enemy determined to repulse the Americans at all costs. After the battle, McCloughan's lieutenant inquired about honoring McCloughan with the Distinguished Service Cross but the award was downgraded and McCloughan instead received the bronze Stars with "V" device for valor. [Full Article...]

At least 20 killed in blast at Afghanistan mosque

At least 20 killed in blast at Afghanistan mosque In the meantime, a security source said the incident took place after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives among the prayers in the mosque. The second bomber was among the crowd of worshippers when he blew himself up, Walizada said. Herat officials said in addition to those killed, over 60 people were wounded in the attack. Although Herat, on the border with Iran, is considered a peaceful... [Full Article...]

HC rejects PILs challenging formation of Nitish Kumar govt in Bihar

HC rejects PILs challenging formation of Nitish Kumar govt in Bihar The Chief Minister said that he doesn't have any national ambition, adding that there is no other leader of Narendra Modi's stature in the country. "Even Sharad Yadav is anxious about this", JD (U) leader Arun Kumar told ANI . "They have no objection". "But when the corruption allegations were made, it created a hubbub not only in the state but on a national level", Nitish said at the pr... [Full Article...]

Congress parades 44 MLAs in Bengaluru, launches attack on BJP

Congress parades 44 MLAs in Bengaluru, launches attack on BJP The source identified the Vaghela supporters in Bengaluru: Kamini Rathod (Dehgam MLA), Mahesh Patel (Palanpur), Mahendrasinh Baraiya (Prantij) and Rajendrasinh Thakor (Modasa). "While the BJP led state government and forces were trying their best to save the flood affected people, the grand old party is busy doing press conference in lavish Bungalows in Bengaluru and accusing us of doing horse tra... [Full Article...]

Trump replaces Chief of Staff Priebus, appoints John Kelly

Trump replaces Chief of Staff Priebus, appoints John Kelly Priebus, a Wisconsin native, joined the administration as chief of staff after a almost six-year tenure as chairman of the RNC, the final months of which he spent in a dual role as a top adviser to Trump's campaign. Priebus is the fifth top Trump administration official to be either sacked or to have resigned in the past six months. Both Priebus and Spicer were part of the Republican National Co... [Full Article...]

U.S. tests missile defense after North Korean ballistic launch

U.S. tests missile defense after North Korean ballistic launch US Missile Defense Agency director, Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves , said it's part of an effort "to stay ahead of the evolving threat", but did not provide specifics. North Korea's missile program has been growing rapidly. "However, we have a responsibility to our allies and our nation to showcase our unwavering commitment while planning for the worst-case scenario", O'Shaughnessy added. [Full Article...]

Anthony Scaramucci will not take a White House salary

Anthony Scaramucci will not take a White House salary Mr Trump tweeted: "I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff". "He is a Great American... Trump took office, but Priebus was named instead. And I think he's right. Earlier Friday on CNN , Priebus said bringing fresh people to the White House is a good thing. [Full Article...]

Elections for National Constituent Assembly kicks off in Venezuela

Elections for National Constituent Assembly kicks off in Venezuela Venezuelan prosecutors say one of the candidates running in the country's assembly election has been fatally shot by yet unknown gunmen . Pineda was the second Venezuelan candidate to be murdered after Jose Luis Rivas was killed on July 10 when he was campaigning in the northern city of Maracay. [Full Article...]

Trump ready to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill, Moscow retaliates

Trump ready to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill, Moscow retaliates Moscow's latest move comes a day after the US Senate passed sweeping legislation slapping new sanctions on Russian Federation - over its alleged interference in last year's election, annexation of Crimea and military operations in eastern Ukraine - and limiting President Donald Trump's ability to remove them. [Full Article...]

Security Forces launch search op in south Kashmir village

Security Forces launch search op in south Kashmir village Though the identity and group affiliation of the slain militants has not been ascertained yet, Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid told news agency, "Initial reports indicate they are from Hizb-ul-Mujahideen". The demonstrators tried to move towards the area where security forces were conducting search operation. During that time, Police fired some bullet rounds in air and thrown Tear gas shells to co... [Full Article...]

Pakistan's Supreme Court Removes Prime Minister From Office

Pakistan's Supreme Court Removes Prime Minister From Office According to party sources, it was a hard decision to bring Shehbaz to Islamabad as it may create political vacuum in Punjab, which PML-N can not afford ahead of next year elections. "The nomination of Shehbaz Sharif as the next prime minister won't bring political stability, it will strengthen the culture of dynastic politics", political analyst Abid Hassan told AFP . [Full Article...]

Finnish president comments on new United States sanctions against Russian Federation

Finnish president comments on new United States sanctions against Russian Federation The possible new USA sanctions against Russian Federation will also have consequences for the European Union, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said Thursday. "As far as the investigation is concern, I don't actually think it is an investigation because an investigation implies a full study and analysis of the situation". [Full Article...]

Kenya: Uhuru, Ruto Campaign in 3 Counties Despite Attack On DP Home

Kenya: Uhuru, Ruto Campaign in 3 Counties Despite Attack On DP Home The deputy president is the second most guarded government official in the country after the president and his home is usually under a 24-hour watch by the paramilitary police officers. "The injured officer is undergoing treatment and is in stable condition". Reports indicate DP's wife Rachel Ruto and children were not at home at the time of the attack. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation derides Tillerson statement on sanctions

Russian Federation derides Tillerson statement on sanctions The legislation is aimed at punishing Moscow for interfering in the 2016 presidential election and for its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria, where the Kremlin has backed President Bashar Assad. The new package of sanctions aims to hit President Vladimir Putin and his inner circle by targeting alleged corrupt officials, human rights abusers and crucial sectors of the Russian economy, incl... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation orders U.S. to cut diplomatic staff, seizes diplomatic property

Russian Federation orders U.S. to cut diplomatic staff, seizes diplomatic property Embassy in Moscow to cut its staff by September in retaliation for pending new American sanctions over the Kremlin's alleged meddling in the 2016 election and its invasion of Ukraine. Those sanctions also include punishments for Iran and North Korea. It would impose mandatory visa bans and asset freezes on any individual that undermines the cybersecurity of public or private infrastructure and... [Full Article...]

Baby Charlie parents rue 'wasted' time after ending legal fight

Baby Charlie parents rue 'wasted' time after ending legal fight Gard and Yates had hoped evidence from Columbia University neurology professor Michio Hirano, who examined Charlie in London this month, would convince the High Court judge to allow their child to be taken to NY for treatment. "Some cases are about legal principles ... some cases are about legal facts and expert opinions ... some cases are also about time, and sadly this case is now about time",... [Full Article...]

After SP MLCs resign, Akhilesh calls it 'political corruption'

After SP MLCs resign, Akhilesh calls it 'political corruption' The SP MLCs who have tendered their resignations include Mulayam Singh loyalist Bukkal Nawab and Yashwant Singh. Former TMC president Ashish Kumar Saha earlier said they were expecting an appointment with Mr. Singh called the Akhilesh's statement anti-national and pro-China. Madhukar Jaitley, also a close aide of Mulayam, was a state minister level functionary in the SP government and was advi... [Full Article...]


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